Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dead Men In Central City, by Carrie Vaughn

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(Historical Fantasy) Ricardo needs to hide out in a small, western town for a few days, where he meets Doc Holliday. Doc figures out he’s a vampire, but for some reason chooses not to expose him. (6,220 words; Time: 20m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Dead Men In Central City," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|17, published on by .

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Pro: It’s amusing that Doc and Ricardo achieve a level of mutual respect. By saving Doc, Ricardo repays him for keeping his secret and earns the right to move on.

Con: It reads a lot like the prologue to a much longer story than it does like a short story. There's a lot of setup, but not much actually happens.

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  1. Reprinted online at Lightspeed 132 (May 2021):